John Lee Bottom, born in 1947, fondly known as John Phoenix, is an American celebrity father who rose to fame as the father of Oscar-winning actor Joaquin Phoenix and the late actor and singer River Phoenix. He and his wife were members of The Children of God, a religious organization.
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|Robert Merrill Bottom and Beulah Ingram
|Joaquin Phoenix & River Phoenix
Early Life and Education
John Lee Bottom was born sometime in 1947, in a city in America where he grew up to become a celebrity father.
His parents were Robert Merrill Bottom, his father, and Beulah Ingram, his mother. He was taken care of by his parents while he was still young.
Despite his educational background information not been made public, it is said the had high school education.
John Lee Bottom was a famous celebrity dad, however his career information hasn’t be known much about, but his children made him famous.
His son Joaquin Phoenix alongside his brother River Phoenix made his acting debut in early 1980s television shows.
His first significant cinematic roles were in the 1986 films SpaceCamp and Parenthood (1989). He went by the name Leaf Phoenix at this time, which he gave himself.
He reclaimed his birth name in the early 1990s and won praise for his supporting performances in the comedies To Die For (1995) and Quills (1993). (2000).
Phoenix’s performance of Commodus in the historical film Gladiator earned him additional praise from critics as well as a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (2000).
Joaquin Phoenix has supported humanitarian causes on a regular basis since he was three years old and has made various documentaries on the world’s meat consumption and its effects on the environment.
He has a son with actress Rooney Mara, with whom he is in a relationship.
John Lee Bottom Net Worth
John Lee Bottom was a well known celebrity father. His son Joaquin Phoenix has a net worth of around $50 million.
He was a father and a husband. He married Arlyn Phoenix. The couple initially met in California, and afterward, they started dating and got married on September 13, 1969.
Following their nuptials, they traveled as missionaries, sharing the gospel of “The Children of God,” in Mexico, South America, and other parts of the United States.
The couple briefly adopted the names Jochebeb (Arlyn) and Amram from the Bible (John).
Their marriage was doing great for a while. The couple made the decision to divorce in 1997. Before divorcing, they had been married for 27 years.
Uncertainty surrounds the divorce’s cause. His ex-wife later married Jeffrey Weisberg in 2001.
After the divorce from his wife, he was given a cancer diagnosis later in life and battled the disease for several years.
He passed away in 2015 at the age of 68 as a result of cancer.